KANGO-KENKYU Volume 45, Issue 6 (October 2012)

An Examination of Qualitative Research in the Japanese Health Sciences, Part 2 : How Methods are Selected and Data Collected Shigeko Saiki-Craighill 1 , Yoshie Mito 2 , Misa Seki 3 1Graduate School of Health Management, Keio University 2Graduate School of Health Management, Keio University 3Graduate School of Health Management, Keio University Keyword: 質的研究法 , グラウンデッド・セオリー・アプローチ , 研究法の選択 , データ収集 , qualitative research methods , grounded theory approach , selection of research methodology , data collection methods pp.578-586
Published Date 2012/10/15
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1681100706
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 As an example of qualitative research methodologies, Grounded Theory Approach (GTA) was selected to examine how a methodology was chosen and how data was collected in 160 original qualitative research articles in health science journals that were published between 2001 and 2010. When explaining why GTA was chosen, articles with appropriate explanations only amounted to 26.9%of the total and 30.6%of the articles did not cite any references to research methodology at all. In some articles multiple methodologies were even used together inappropriately. These points suggest the possibility that the research methodology was not thoughtfully chosen. Also, 35.6%of the articles gave insufficient information about the number of participants or did not mention it at all. In addition, since the articles also often did not show what sort of process was used to collect the data, such as what kind of questions were used and what points were observed, it could be concluded that a key concept was forgotten: research methodology consists of both the collection and analysis of data.

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45巻6号 (2012年10月)
電子版ISSN 1882-1405 印刷版ISSN 0022-8370 医学書院